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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
351 26 181 75 50
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Mafra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Resort Communities, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Type: Castles, Resort Communities, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Very worthwhile visit Make sure you wear confortable shoes, as there is quite a distance from one end of the palace to the other. Good insight into the period, the library is beautiful, and so were all the other areas such as the Queen's wing and the King's wing. The adjacent gardens situate to the left of the Palace are... More 

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Leiria District, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is an interesting place to visit, with lots of history, curiosities and Mafra is a very good village to see.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There are several palaces ('Palacio National') within a short trip of Lisbon. I am a big fan of palaces and I like to visit as many castles and palaces as I can find. I know that not everyone (including my significant other) enjoys maybe one or two sites like this on a trip. If you are in either category and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent 20 euros on bus tickets from Lisbon to Mafra on Tuesday only to find that, despite tour book guarantees to the contrary, the palace was closed. Fortunately, we went back for a second try the following day. We were duly rewarded with a visit to one of the largest and most jaw-droppingly impressive palaces ever. We can't quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The great library is impressive and should be visited. The rest of the monument is also great but the library is unique! 👍

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

i must admit i've seen my share of palaces but this one was a little bit different, when i arrived on the bus just outside the palace the sheer size of it is very impressive,although i didn't go on a guided tour i spent the best part of three hours walking round the palace and the library alone was worth... More 

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London
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was astonished by Mafra Palace, going through the guidebook we were using we almost didn't bother visiting but I am so glad that we did. We didn't bother with a guided tour, we just wondered around the building and lost the next two hours. Apparently the palace and monastery were the setting of point for one of the last... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This building is huge and there is a lot to see. You can walk through quickly but you will miss many details and it is worth it to take a little time and read the signs and just take in this building. I was impressed by the wall paintings and I learned that although the paintings have been restored, they... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a truly stunning huge building. so impressive .A tour takes around 1- 1 1/2 hours to complete .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped off in Mafra to have a quick look at the Palace as part of a day away from the beach. We wanted to see as much of the general area as possible so hadn't necessarily intended going in and the green guide was a bit misleading about how to visit, We had the impression you could only do... More 

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